According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 8,200 people died in 2013 from heroin overdoses. Naloxone is a drug that – when administered early in an overdose situation – can reverse the affects and save a life. Read more to learn how first responders can implement a naloxone program.
Rhode Island Parole Board’s Risk Assessment ValidationParole release decisionmaking is based on a number of factors, from the severity of the offense to the risk of recidivism. Learn how the Rhode Island Parole Board worked to validate its parole risk assessment tool and improve its decisionmaking policies.
Information and ResourcesConnect with experts from the criminal justice field – check out the spring 2017 edition of the BJA Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Provider Directory to find descriptions and contact information for BJA TTA providers. Click below to learn more.
Information and ResourcesJoin the NCJA Center for Justice Planning for a webinar on strategic planning on June 28, which will cover key tools in the planning process and how to build on existing planning efforts. Click below to learn more.
TTA Today Blog: Community Mapping for CorrectionsTo improve services for supervised offenders, Chesterfield County/City of Colonial Heights, Virginia Community Corrections Services collaborated across state and local government to initiate a community mapping project. Click below to read more.
Information and ResourcesThe Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor application period is now open! Click below to learn more about application requirements and how to apply by July 31.
Who We AreThe Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is a training and technical assistance (TTA) resource to help state, local, and tribal justice agencies achieve safer communities.
What We DoBJA NTTAC works to improve the criminal justice system by providing rapid, expert, coordinated, and data-driven TTA to support practitioners in reducing crime, recidivism, and unnecessary confinement.
How We Can HelpBJA and BJA NTTAC can provide your agency FREE TTA to address your community’s justice-related challenges. We support a wide variety of services – from onsite and distance learning training to assistance in implementing evidence-based programs – to address the unique needs of your community.
“The Durham Police Department wanted to express our gratitude to the team at the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center, who provided assistance through their associates, the Virginia Center for Police Innovation, in creating a solid foundation for our award winning “Good Neighbor Program.” The insight and guidance catapulted the program from good to excellent and the entire Durham community is better for their efforts!”Dave KurzChief of PoliceDurham (NH) Police Department
“BJA NTTAC's assistance allowed my department to have a starting point in a major re-tooling of our crime analysis program. We have no one with real experience in this area, but we knew that we needed to make changes to improve. Through BJA NTTAC, we were able to make informed decisions as we move forward.”Matt LethinDetective SergeantSan Mateo (CA) Police Department
Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit
National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit
Body-worn cameras can help citizens and police be more accountable for their actions. But how much does it cost? What interactions should police record? Where should departments store data and for how long? Check out BJA’s web-based toolkit for those interested in planning and implementing a body-worn camera program to strengthen community trust and confidence in the justice system.